Strength In Numbers

Strength In Numbers

The fascinating world of mathematics education. We explore innovative teaching pedagogies, classroom success stories, and unravel the mysteries behind those 'Aha!' moments. Whether you're a maths enthusiast or just looking to improve your teaching skills in mathematics, this podcast brought to you by AAMT is your go-to resource for engaging, sometimes light-hearted, and informative discussions on all things maths education related!


September 18, 2023 30 mins

Engagement vs enjoyment, fluency vs quick recall, combating maths anxiety, and well-meaning but harmful attitudes.

EdTech Specialist and creator of Number Hive, Chris Hogbin joins us today to talk about the dangers of focusing on quick recall and student enjoyment, the importance of showing the purpose of maths, alternate measures of success, and fighting maths anxiety one harmful sentiment at a time.

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Motivating students, pruning the curriculum, and getting parents involved using modern assessment tools.

Essential Assessment’s Teaching and Learning Manager Jacinta Browning and President of the Queensland Catholic Primary Principals Association, Gavin Rick join to discuss the role assessment can play for students, teachers, parents, and school leadership alike.

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Using technology to make maths relevant to student interests, breaking down walls in the classroom, unique technological manipulatives, and only using technology when you have to.

Desmos Computation Layer Specialist, John Rowe joins us to talk about his unique experience using technology in the classroom, his viral quadratics tool, how to keep students engaged with each other in the classroom while using technology, avoiding choos...

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Challenging high potential underachievers, equipping your students with multiple toolsets, utilising productive struggle, and seeking out help from other teachers.

PhD candidate and Master Teacher at the Education and Research Directorate, Andrea de Carvalho joins the podcast to talk about challenging already excelling students, preparing alternate work each lesson for students who need other pathways to understanding, and t...

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Reintroducing physical props when teaching maths, the loss of tangible numeracy in a digital world, ditching the worksheet as the first port of call, and focusing on the language of mathematics.

Numeracy Consultant at the Association of Independent Schools WA, Sheila Griffin joins Allan Dougan to discuss the loss of physical, tangible examples of maths outside the classroom and how best to counteract it, how to get students to gui...

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Differentiating engagement from entertainment, harnessing fun in the classroom, and The International Congress on Mathematical Education returns to Australia for the first time in 40 years in 2024 with ICME #15.

Head of the School of Education at UNSW, Professor Kim Beswick and Former AAMT Chief Executive, Will Morony join Allan Dougan to discuss the upcoming International Congress of Mathematics Education being held in Sydney, ho...

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Making maths accessible, bringing student interests into mathematics, intentionality in pedagogies, and the art of being less helpful.

Master Teacher, Deputy Principal and published mathematics author, Mark Hansen joins us today to talk about his unique maths journey, German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus’s curves of learning and forgetting and using interleaved activities to combat it, and the future of maths education in our mo...

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Solutions to common struggles facing teachers of mathematics, stories of classes that went wrong, and breakthrough moments facilitated by changing teaching tools.

AAMT Chief Executive, Allan DOUGAN speaks with Dr. Peter Liljedahl - the author of bestselling teacher’s guide “Building Thinking Classrooms

Creating a classroom that necessitates thinking and participation can be challenging, and the huge body of research on the subjec...

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Learning pedagogical techniques from other disciplines, shaking up the structure of the classroom, and getting support from your local organisations.

President of MASA, Rebecca Garrett and AAMT Chief Executive Allan Dougan talk about getting students excited about mathematics, disarming maths intimidation through fun challenges, and the roles your local organisations can play in helping strengthen your teaching and improve your cl...

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Unique perspectives on the place mathematics has in our data-driven modern world, and how using tools like Desmos and Wolfram Alpha can help students visualise mathematics.

AAMT Education Specialist Denise Halliday joins Chief Executive Allan Dougan to talk about how Denise’s early career in accounting and investment banking helped ignite her passion for teaching and gave her unique insights on the value mathematics holds in every...

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June 15, 2023 1 min

Join us as we dive into the fascinating world of mathematics education, exploring innovative teaching pedagogies, sharing classroom success stories, and unravelling the mysteries behind those 'Aha!' moments. Whether you're a maths enthusiast or just looking to improve your teaching skills in mathematics, this podcast brought to you by AAMT is your go-to resource for engaging, sometimes light-hearted, and informative discussions on ...

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